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Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

Hello, everyone.
    Well, I definitely know I’m not as young as I used to be after vending at the Pacific International Quilt Show. It’s always been a lot of work but this year it seemed really brutal. Running back and forth to the van loading and unloading, setting up, being “on stage” all day for several days, tearing down and then loading & unloading again sure takes a toll on one. Thank goodness Letty was with me! And it was so good to see everybody. Again, another bittersweet moment in my life--I’ve been a vendor at that show for 30 years. A big thank you to everyone who came by our booth.
     So, on to the shop. Our Annual Bra and Underwear Drive starts November 1. Last year we collected over 800 new bras, under pants and socks for people of all sizes, shapes, ages and genders. This year I would love to take over 1000 items to the Mission. When you’re out shopping for your loved ones please remember to pick up some of these items to donate. We will take everything to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission where they will really help some folks in need. As our thank you, each item you bring in earns you a ticket for a chance to win one of our two $100.00 Monica’s gift certificates. You never know--this could be your year to win.
     As you know, we’ve been cleaning out the back room for months now and it’s starting to look pretty good. After over 30 years, even though we do sell some of them, I have so many samples it’s just unbelievable. Now that I’m retiring I have to get serious about letting go of some amazing quilts, bags, clothing, things for your home..so, we have decided that instead of having a Black Friday sale like everyone else, we’re going to have a huge sample sale and call it Bright Friday & Saturday. For two days after Thanksgiving come in and pick up beautiful, retired samples—these make fabulous gifts for yourself or someone else. If you haven’t finished that quilt or purse, give a handmade gift anyway by taking advantage of these one-of-a-kind items selling at fabulous prices.
     Read on to see What’s Happening plus new kits, fabric and patterns.
  
     Happy quilting and beading!

-Monica

What's Happening
Patricia Young quilt Ann G quilt
Wow! These two dynamite Barbara's Antiques mystery quilts were created by Patricia Young and Ann Gederner. Patricia chose pink and white in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Her quilt will go to a young woman who recently underwent surgery for breast cancer.
Thanks for sharing them with us!


What's New?
home sweet holidays kit
Home Sweet Holidays Quilt Kit
Moda's new kit comes in a keepsake box. Visions of Christmas past and present come together in this charming, 50 x 60 quilt. The kit is available in the shop and on the website.

christmas  morning kit
Snowed In Sampler Quilt Kit
Riley Blake's kit features from from the Christmas Morning collection. Presents, trees and cheery blocks are set on a white on white snow print. Finishes at 72 x 83 and it is available in the shop only.
hope in bloom
Hope in Bloom
Also from Riley Blake, 5 bolts of fabric in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness plus several gift items. The company has pledged a $10,000 donation to help cure breast cancer. We also have fat quarter bundles with a couple of coordinates added--8 pieces for $28.
cosmetic bag
Cosmetic Bag
The zippered bag is 8 x 11 and features the breast cancer awareness ribbon
$8.95 each
mister
Ultimate Fabric Mister
This one delivers a fine even mist and fine, even spray. $12.95 each
tumbler
Insulated Tumbler
A generous tumbler shaped at the bottom for your cut holder. $23.95 each
panel
On the Green
project panel
Each yard has 9 coordinating prints, 12" x 14". Golf balls, bags, score cards, tees and vintage-inspired prints. It's on the bolt and sold by the yard.
quiet prints
"Quiet" prints
11 bolts from Riley Blake (Hush Hush) and Blank Quilting (Lower the Volume) for interesting backgrounds and more.
palm springs pattern
Palm Springs
quilt pattern
This lively rainbow of color is fat quarter or jelly roll friendly and is perfect for all skill levels. The quilt measures 60.5 x 72.5.
It's perfect for tone on tone textures, like this one from Andover....
linea
Linea
14 beautiful colors came in last week. The irregular "woven" lines require no matching.

Classes, Classes, Classes!


On The Bead Side

 Theresa and Rose Mary are now teaching limited classes in person at the shop. Here's how it works: to schedule with Rose Mary, give the shop a call. Theresa's classes are from 10 to 1 most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class dates are listed on the website. The first 3 students to register on a given day determine what will be taught. There are links to Theresa's catalogs of 1 and 2 session classes below and on the website class pages. Theresa will contact you by phone to confirm your choice, talk about supplies, answer questions and schedule other sessions, if needed.  

2 session classes
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